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Blood Lily Care: How To Grow An African Blood Lily Plant

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

African blood lily, is an exotic tropical perennial. It produces reddish-orange globes of pincushion-like blooms. Learn more about growing African blood lilies in your garden in this article. Click here for more info.

Zantedeschia, the florists’ arum

Zantedeschia is a plant that is simply beautiful. It bejewels itself with its most beautiful flowers in summer.

Zantedeschia facts sheet

NameZantedeschia aethiopica
Type – rhizome perennial

Height – 20 to 32 inches (50 to 80 cm)
Exposure – full sun, part sun
Soil – rich, well drained

Flowering – June to October outdoors

Also used as an indoor plant, it is quite easy to care for and blooms year after year outdoors and indoors. Follow our advice to produce magnificent zantedeschia:

Growers generally categorize hostas by size:

  • Miniature: plants that mature to less than 9 inches tall
  • Small: plants that mature to 9 to 15 inches tall
  • Medium: plants that mature to 16 to 21 inches tall
  • Large: plants that mature to 22 to 29 inches tall
  • Giant: plants that mature to 30-plus inches tall. Some grow as much as 48 inches in height.

Some of the favorite hosta varieties include:

  • H. 'Blue Mouse Ears': A tiny hosta growing only 6 to 12 inches high with round, heart-shaped blue-green leaves
  • H. 'Golden Tiara': Light green leaves with yellow edging grows about 16 inches tall and 38 inches wide
  • H. tardiana 'Halcyon': Pale, spade-shaped leaves, gray-blue in color grows 18 to 24 inches tall in clumps up to 3 feet wide
  • H. sieboldiana 'Frances Williams': Large, puckered leaves 12 inches wide, dark green with light-green veining grows 2 feet tall and up to 5 feet in spread
  • H. 'Patriot': Medium-size green leaves with white margins grows up to 18 inches tall with a 30-inch spread
  • H. 'Sum and Substance': A huge hosta growing to 30 inches tall and 5 feet in spread large leaves (15 by 20 inches) are heart-shaped, starting glossy yellow and gradually turning golden
  • Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans': Grows 30 inches tall with a 4-foot spread large leaves (10 by 13 inches) are heart-shaped and have a corrugated texture and blue-green color

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